Love Poem

  • I. Introduction

    Love Poem is the fifth Korean-language extended play (seventh overall) by South Korean singer-songwriter IU. The EP was released on November 18, 2019, through Kakao M. It includes the lead single and title track, "Love Poem", as well as the tracks "Above the Time" and "Blueming", which both received music videos. The EP debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart, selling over 168,000 copies in South Korea in November 2019.

    II. Critical Reception

    Tamar Herman of Billboard wrote that the "EP as a whole is almost like a Love Poem of sorts to IU's career, with each of the singles representing a different part of her discography", comparing the title track to the "poignant tunes" from IU's own A Flower Bookmark series of EPs; the "vivacious pop-rock tune" "Blueming" to IU's 2015 track "Twenty-Three", and calling the "melodious, theatrical" "Above the Time" "a sonic and visual sequel" to IU's 2011 song "You and I", in terms of both its music and the storyline of its video.

    III. Track Listing

    No. Title Music Arrangement Length
    1 Unlucky Kim Je-hwi Kim Je-hwi
    3:51
    2 The Visitor IU Jukjae 3:51
    3 Blueming IU, Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu 3:37
    4 Above the Time Lee Min-soo Lee Min-soo 5:00
    5 Lullaby Kim Hee-won Hong So-jin 4:21
    6 Love Poem Lee Jong-hoon Hong So-jin, Jukjae 4:18

    IV. Music Video & Audio

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    V. Accolades

    Music Program Wins:

    Song Program Date
    Love Poem Show! Music Core (MBC) November 16, 2019
    Love Poem
    Show! Music Core (MBC)
    November 23, 2019
    Love Poem
    Inkigayo (SBS) November 17, 2019
    Love Poem
    Music Bank (KBS) November 29, 2019
    Blueming Inkigayo (SBS) December 1, 2019
    Blueming
    Inkigayo (SBS) December 8, 2019
    Blueming
    Inkigayo (SBS) December 15, 2019
    Blueming Music Bank (KBS) December 20, 2019
    Blueming Music Bank (KBS) December 27, 2019
    Blueming Show! Music Core (MBC) December 21, 2019

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